Nick Saban is indignant.

And you know what that means — alert the media.

“I’m trying to get our players to listen to me instead of listening to you guys,” Saban said. “All that stuff you write about how good we are. All that stuff they hear on ESPN. It’s like poison.

“It’s like taking poison.

“Like rat poison.”

Let’s hear Herbstreit respond to that.

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18 responses to “Nick Saban is indignant.

  1. gastr1

    What does he think he’s going to accomplish by saying things like that? That they’ll stop writing about Alabama entirely?

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  2. Dolly Llama

    That whole team/staff eating a bunch of rat poison would solve a lot of problems for a lot of people. Just saying.

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  3. AusDawg85

    ESPN directive #1: Do not criticize a moneymaker like Saban. Guarantee Herstreit will find a way to spin a comparison this week of how Saban is right while Peterson is wrong in their line of attacks on the mothership.

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  4. PTC DAWG

    Bama goes down at least once this year…

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  5. Keese

    Could anyone ever imagine Saban like kicking his feet back enjoying a cold beer? The dude just seems to have a burr in his ass constantly.

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  6. 92 grad

    I think part of why he gets so pissed off is the way media tends to ignore the hard work and effort of the opponents. I’ve picked up on this for a while and I think it’s ok for him to get a little pissy when the opponent is written off as garbage.

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  7. anon

    I love it—and glad he has mentored our coach last 15 years.

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    • Mike Cooley

      This. I like Saban. And I agree that he hates how the media acts as if Alabama does t bust their ass to be as good as they are and like beating people like they do is easy. He doesn’t respect people like Herbstriet and I don’t blame him. And, do we not hear this stuff out of Kirby every week? We do. And the reason why is because it’s true.

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  8. Russ2

    I know it’s tough dealing with the media . Sometimes you have to answer “I have no comment , next question?” with a smile on your face .But Saban dislikes it so much he feels the need to attack the media with his tantrums to possibly deflect from future uncomfortable questions. AND IT WORKS! The media is freaking scared of him. I LOVE watching Saban almost explode . Could you imagine if the reporter had followed up Saban’s Tantrum with this question. “Coach Saban , is there anything you can do as their coach , to maybe increase the frequency of your team listening to you rather than ESPN?” Love to see him squirm. GO DAWGS!

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  9. Argondawg

    How else do you cover the most dominant program of the last decade? Does he really not want to be covered? How does that help the program? I know he is a over the top type A personality but just a tiny bit of humor would be nice. On another note anybody watch Harbaugh last night and think maybe the hype over him was a bit much? Dantonio beat him with less talent at the big house again.

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  10. Uglydawg

    He was really speaking to his players. Always coaching. This is who KS studied under…this is good.

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  11. waterloodawg

    I guess that’s one way to process players.That kid who fumbled might want to hire a food taster.

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